Board Of Regents Approves 2 New Degrees For Dalton State

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia  on Tuesday approved Dalton State College’s applications to offer a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and to participate in an online Organizational Leadership program, bringing to 16 the number of four-year degrees offered by the college.  

Both new degree programs are specifically geared to working learners who want to earn a bachelor’s degree, according to Dr. Sandra Stone, vice president for Academic Affairs. The Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies “should be particularly attractive to returning adult students who want to maximize previously earned credits or to earn credits through the use of Prior Learning Assessments,” said Stone. “It will provide graduates with the communication, analytical, critical thinking, research, and writing skills so important to today’s changing job market.”

The online degree program in Organizational Leadership represents the University System’s first collaborative effort to provide a USG bachelor’s degree program delivered completely in a virtual environment. Participating students will take core curriculum classes through the System’s eCore system and then concentrate in one of several areas. 

Valdosta State University contributes concentrations in public service administration, office administration and technology, legal office administration, and law enforcement leadership; Dalton State will contribute a health care administration track and will expand the options for all students in the eMajor.

“This Organizational Leadership eMajor will help meet growing occupational demands in Northwest Georgia that require advanced leadership skills,” Dr. Stone said.  “Department of Labor projections call for 45 percent growth in ambulatory health care services, 29 percent growth in hospitals, and a 27 percent increase in nursing and residential care facilities by 2018,” she said.

 “Both of these new degree programs offer flexibility for adult students anxious to begin or resume a college education,” said Dalton State President Dr. John O. Schwenn. “We are proud to add them to our lineup, and we have several more degree program applications in various stages of completion.”

Enrollment in both new programs begins immediately, Dr. Stone said. Those needing more information are invited to call Dalton State College at 706 272-4436.

 


Chattanooga State Boosts LaPaz Food Drive

Students, faculty and staff banded together in support of the annual food drive to La Paz Chattanooga. A total of 41 boxes of food were collected, packed and delivered on Monday in time for Thanksgiving. According to Dr. Katheryn Thompson, Spanish Club advisor, “It was the most boxes we ever have been able to deliver and it was all due to the support of our students and campus community.” ... (click for more)

Lee’s Behavioral And Social Sciences Department Names Williams Distinguished Alum

Mark Williams was honored as the 2014 Distinguished Alumnus for Lee University’s Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences at a department breakfast during Homecoming festivities. Dr. Williams graduated from Lee with a degree in psychology in 1986 before earning a Master’s of Divinity from the Church of God Pentecostal Theological Seminary in 1989. He was also awarded an honorary ... (click for more)

Kiser Takes Witness Stand For First Time; Says He Did Not Kill Deputy Donald Bond

Marlon Duane Kiser took the witness stand at his post-conviction hearing on Tuesday to declare that he did not kill Deputy Donald Bond, who was gunned down at a produce stand in East Brainerd 13 years ago. Kiser had not opted to go on the stand when he was convicted by a Nashville jury and given the death penalty in 2003. He said he believes it was Mike Chattin, the man he ... (click for more)

Courtney Godwin, 25, Was Victim In Monday Night Fire In Hixson

Chattanooga firefighters battled a fully-involved structure fire in Hixson Monday night, and the incident involved at least one fatality.  Dr. Steve Cogswell with the Hamilton County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim as Courtney D. Godwin, 25. Dr. Cogswell said Ms. Godwin died from smoke inhalation.   The first call to 911 Communications was received ... (click for more)

Chattanooga State Faculty Has No Business Being Involved In Hiring Decisions

This letter will hopefully bring some clarity to the recent situation created by the faculty of Chattanooga State Community College. It is based upon my tenure as a member of the faculty at Chattanooga State Technical Institute, the transformation to Chattanooga State Community College, and my service as the financial and administrative officer at Chattanooga State until my retirement ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Grand Thanksgiving Feast

I’m not really sure how it all came about but a few days before Thanksgiving last year, what was usually a crowded table had dwindled down to just Mother, Aunt Martha and me. Just the idea of getting dressed up made both of them tired, which happens when you are 89 and 87, respectively, and the thought of preparing the traditional feast brought only further groans so I announced ... (click for more)